SEPT 2022 ESTATE BUNDLE
2021 Chaleur Blanc Columbia Valley AVA
The 2021 Chaleur Blanc showcases Sauvignon Blanc in its youth, presenting a beautiful pale yellow color with hints of green and aromas of golden hay, grapefruit, and a whisper of tropical fruit. Six months of aging in French oak contributes alluring aromas of forest floor, chocolate mint and savory baked brioche. Fresh white peach fruit flavors combine with thyme on the palate, with a wonderful round presence from the cooperage. Although moderate for acidity versus recent vintages, there is plenty of energy to this wine, promising enjoyment for at least a decade.
2019 Grand Ciel Syrah NEW RELEASE
We are convinced the quantum quality leap for artisan Washington State wines is in the vineyard. Standing on our founding fathers’ broad shoulders, we can now construct vineyard systems to enhance not only the region’s terroir, but also single AVAs, vineyards and even a few chosen rows if unique detail is desired. With concentration of fruit, even ripening and authenticity as our goals, we have looked at everything from clones to trellis systems with the paramount commitment of fine-tuning our Grand Ciel Vineyard.
Every detail has been designed to produce the highest quality fruit from the unique climate and soil of Red Mountain. Our rigorous selection process only permits a small portion of grapes to become part of the Grand Ciel wines. The results are wines of deep concentration with beautiful proportion and extended complexity.
2019 Four Flags Red Mountain AVA
2019 Four Flags is loaded with its hallmark red and dark fruit aromas. Along with vibrant fruit, this vintage offers a uniquely savory quality. Olive tapenade, star anise, and juniper play with aromas of wild huckleberry, red licorice and Bing cherry. The mouthfeel is delicately textured, with fine, dusty Red Mountain tannins. 80% new French oak gently supports the complex matrix of fruit, spice, herbs, and umami flavors. Drink confidently now or cellar as long as possible to experience the promising future this beauty possesses.